The Location: Railway Beach is located on the south coast of Thailand, at the tip of a remote peninsula that’s completely cut off from the mainland by limestone cliffs. Boats (a 15-minute ferry ride from Ao Nang) provide the only access.
The Activity: Rock Climbing
The same limestone cliffs that isolate Railway Beach from the mainland are a rock climber’s paradise. Railway has more than 700 bolted routes, accessed right on the beach. The climbs are mostly single pitch (although there’s a decent variety of multi-pitch options as well), and range in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.14. Beach bouldering and deep-water soloing are also part of the action.
What Else to Do: The white sand beaches here, set against the dramatic rock formations and shrouded in green jungle, make Railway Beach popular with tourists as well as climbers. A variety of accommodations, bars, and restaurants have sprung up to cater to both, so there are plenty of options for post-climb hangouts.
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